young rose and mickey
well guys rose and clara live in the same building right? what if Jackie and Clara’s mom were friends?
And Clara’s mom died the day the Autons attacked…
underappreciated characters meme > A character you love but is treated poorly in canon
and by fandom (2/2)
Jackie Tyler - She’s tough (very, very tough), confident, loyal, forgiving, and a loving mother who single-handedly raised her daughter to be a great woman.
But on the other hand, she is working-class. It’s kinda hilarious.
I know this is a pointless dream, but I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really want to see Jackie, as well as Rose, in Day Of The Doctor
important feminist things
Rose: you upset my mum
Elton: great big absorber beast from outer space and you’re upset with me?
Rose: no one upsets my mum.
Doctor Who Quotes: Jackie Tyler
Jackie Tyler, though.
Who do you think she had backing her up for the 19-ish years she was raising Rose on her own? Single mother extraordinaire (not that most single moms aren’t).
I bet you she was just like Rose when she was 19. Fell in love with a dreamer. A mad man who could take on the world. Fell in love hard, and then when it was gone there were no dimension cannons or Emergency Programme Ones to bring him back again. No sun could burn bright enough to give them a goodbye. Not her Pete, anyway.
But she raised a woman who burned bright enough to say goodbye for her.
You hear people calling Rose a ch*v. Calling Rose clingy and annoying. Jackie must have gotten it double that. But she’s a tough woman. She didn’t let it get to her. She had work to do. Worked hard and didn’t take shit from anyone. Hardass beautiful and tough as nails, but always made time for love. Taught her daughter about family. Nobody was gonna mess with her daughter (and in turn, you better remember, “No one upsets my mum.”). Her daughter runs off with an alien over (way over) twice her age, and it may take her a while, but she’s ready to learn what he eats, what he’s like, what they need. Ready to fall asleep at his bedside when he’s sick. This is a woman who grows. Who cares enough to change.
This is a woman who lost her husband. Thought her daughter was dead for a whole year, and then after that was left with no word for months at a time. This is the woman who raised Rose Tyler. Rose was all she had for so, so long and STILL she was prepared to let Rose follow her heart and mind and let her go and never, ever see her again not ONCE but TWICE and again if you think about the End of Time.
I fucking love Jackie Tyler. I think she’s pretty fantastic herself.
You’re a mother, aren’t you? There’s kindness in your eyes.
And sadness. But a ferocity too.
As a concluding note, I personally feel that the lack of any Jackie - Donna interaction may be one of the biggest failings of RTD’s Who